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NHRC Announces 2nd Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Faculty of Law, the University of the Gambia, with support from the PROMIS project implemented by UNODC and OHCHR, is organizing the Second Edition of the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Human Rights Moot Court Competition to be held from 27 October to 10 December 2021.

The Theme for the second edition centers on state responsibility regarding the human rights of Migrants in Africa. The hypothetical case will focus on the general situation of Migrants and how the lack of interest on the part of states and the shortcomings in the domestic legal mechanisms have increased the vulnerability of youth, women, and children in the context of migration.

The National Human Rights Commission says in a press release that “This year’s theme presents an opportunity for law students to engage in the socio-economic, legal, and political causes of migration, the dynamics of migrants as well as the legal mechanisms for redress when migrants’ rights are not fulfilled.”

The competition will include eight teams of students from the Faculty of Law who will argue a hypothetical case before a panel of judges based on the rules of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. The preliminary rounds will be conducted at the Faculty of Law, UTG. The closing ceremony is on International Human Rights Day (IHRD) at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Hall.

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